Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Etta') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: William Caparne
Year Of Registration: introduced prior to registration system
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1901
Classification: Intermediate Bearded (IB)
Bloom Season: Early
Bloom Color Classification: Yellow
Flower Patterns: Self
Awards: Other: Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society: 1916

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Japanese IrisesJapanese Irises
April 14, 2013

The cultivation of Iris ensata was first noted in literature more than five hundred years ago in Japan. Native to eastern China, Siberia, Korea, and throughout Japan, they are found growing in damp areas near streams, ponds, lakes, and marshes. The selective breeding of the species that commenced in the 1800s produced the foundation of the modern Japanese iris. Colors and color patterns have been greatly enhanced over the years.

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